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Tenants in need of laundry on site

I am physically disabled. Before moving to my present quarters, I informed the Windham-Windsor Housing Trust that I needed laundry facilities on the premises, and they led me to an apartment in a complex where they were available on site. This worked out for years.

Now there has been a turnover in staff, and the old agreement is being ignored. The new manager doesn’t care about needed reasonable accommodations.

With my bodily issues, I cannot trot off to the laundromat. My husband, with his aging issues, often can’t do so, either.

Is it unreasonable to keep a small laundry going for those that need it? I had thought that W-WHT was more understanding than this.

The local manager refuses to acknowledge the need, and I do not know where else to turn. We who are aging and disabled need to have our needs taken seriously.

Sally King
Brattleboro

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Originally published in The Commons issue #510 (Wednesday, May 15, 2019). This story appeared on page D3.

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